UK Therapy

When the Past Calls Let It Go to Voicemail

Lily Temperley | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Lily Temperley

Feedback. Being told what you're great at and what you can improve on is always a gift. Unless you are trapped at a table with an ex-boyfriend you haven't seen in close to a year. And he is majoring on your 'room for improvement' using as many working examples as possible.

Corbyn's Therapeutic PMQ Style

Karen Dobres | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
Karen Dobres

The other evening I was invited to a "Circle" led by a Native American elder - we do this kind of stuff down in deepest, darkest Sussex. Manitonquet (...

How to Love Dangerously

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

There are so many reasons to be afraid of intimacy and love we can hardly begin to enumerate them. John Paul-Sartre opined that lovers want to possess the desire of the other to quell their fear of rejection and abandonment. In that way he believes that all love relationships are doomed to battles for independence and ever present dependency.

On Therapy

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

I recently came to the end of a therapeutic relationship that spanned just over six years. I can quite honestly put my hand on my heart and say that that relationship has changed my life more than I ever thought was possible.

These Adorable Tiny Horses Are Being Used For Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A team of miniature horses are helping sick people feel better - and it's the loveliest thing ever. The tiny horse-shaped heroes work with over 40,...

Mental Illness Can Be Devastating, But It Gets Brighter

Daniel Morris | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Morris

Recovery can be a frustratingly slow process, but it is possible.  Seek help, be patient, and trust that it gets brighter.  If not today, then the next day.

Can an App Be a Therapist? The Problems With Using Screens to Tackle Mental Health

Emily Gosling | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Emily Gosling

Yet surely there's some good in making taking control of mental health more democratic. If it's worked for tracking calories, surely it can work for tracking mood? It can, but it also feels slightly dangerous.

Words Speak Us - The Power of Saying It Out Loud

Esther Harris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Esther Harris

I was thrilled for Esther Baker who found her voice. I am now scared for all those other Esther Bakers out there, unhappy, burying a truth. Our issues can beat us if we don't try and process them. We all owe ourselves the opportunity to say it out loud.

Can Sports Psychiatry Really Help Athletes Like Andy Murray?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray may be a favourite to take home the title of Wimbledon Champion 2015, but he's found a way to keep a cool head. In an interview with Th...

I Need Some Help But Where Do I Turn? A Practical Guide to Choosing a Therapist or Coach

Steve Burns | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Burns

Therapy, like life, is a journey (sorry!). Unfortunately the relationship between you investing in your psychological and emotional health and the progress you make towards happiness isn't always linear...

What Is the Best Form of Therapy for Personal Growth?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Given that everyone is different and we all have our own ideas about what constitutes personal growth, it stands to reason that some people would benefit from one form of therapy while other people would benefit from another form of therapy.

Rewriting Your Life

Laura Humphreys | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Humphreys

Slice up very last page. Every last word. Cut randomly so you have a bunch of letters here, a single letter there, a full word every so often. Cut it into tiny pieces until all you have left is a confetti of jumbled letters and words.

Why I Told A Stranger My Problems While Running Around Hyde Park

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I've never been to therapy. That's what I told William Pullen, psychotherapist and creator of Dynamic Running Therapy, when he asked. I've alw...

Four Lessons I Learnt From Therapy

Michelle Elman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

I have enormous respect for anyone that goes to therapy and extending that, anyone who walks into my office. To walk into a therapist's office (or in my case, a coach's office) admitting you need help and wanting to change is, in my eyes, admirable. In addition to that, to keep going to therapy is hard.

Amanda Reveals What Got Her Through The Worst Year Of Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Holden credits having therapy with helping her cope after she lost a child and stared death in the face when she had her daughter. READ MORE...

Time to See a Hypnotherapist?

Malminder Gill | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Everyone experiences ups and downs in their lives. Most people deal with these variations in mood on their own or with the assistance of friends or family. There may be times, though, when professional help is warranted to get you through an emotional rough spot.

Low Rent Therapy Could Poison Your Mind

Steve Miller | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

The low rent therapist may be so bad bringing little experience, little evidence of success, and little evidence of professional achievement. In fact these kind of therapists are so bad that they can potentially do you more harm than good.

Looking for Meaning in Your Life? There's No App for That.

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aaron Balick

In today's results driven, evidenced based, now-now-now culture, the idea of a 'slow burn' psychotherapy is much maligned. If people have problems, they want them fixed, if people have questions, they want them answered. But what about those problems you can't quite put your finger on?

We Can Improve the Lives of People Affected By Autism Through Research

Dr James Cusack | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Dr James Cusack

My hope is that we can now harness this focus towards the furthering of our knowledge of autism through research. We urgently require evidence-based interventions for autism, but yet the standards of research to support interventions fall significantly below that of other medical conditions.

The Worst Thing People Say During a Therapy Session?

Michael Carthy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Truly knowing something without judgement or old ideas getting in the way is a process. Yes we can have an intellectual understanding of something almost instantly, but that isn't enough to make actual changes in our lives. Intellectually understanding something is just the tip of the iceberg.

People Who Can Help You During Divorce

Liz Copeland | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Copeland

Whilst this may be a time where you feel like doing nothing more than shutting yourself away from the rest of the world, you will need the support of others in both a formal and informal way to get through this. The challenge is choosing who can support you, and in what way?

Writing Therapy.

Amber Bell | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Throughout my life, writing has always been a fundamental mechanism to pull me out of the darker times. It's something about being able to write down the words that you struggle to say out loud; it's like the world's cheapest therapy.

Instinct, Illness and Finding Your Way

Roberta Verdant | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Somewhere between childhood and my teenage years, I realised something: I wasn't straight. Eventual marriage to a man began to look less likely. Later I'd realise that my queerness was fine, great, even, but it'd take a while.

Seven of Wands - Bad Girl Tarot Card of the Week - 8 January 2015

Alice Grist | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

If you love tarot and hope to connect to the meaning of the cards, on a personal level, then take what I say, apply it to your life, and start to learn how to interpret for yourself. Ruminate, contemplate and mediate on the card.

Why Everyone Needs a Fluffy Animal This Christmas

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Animal-assisted therapy is nothing new, though largely unheard of. Used for varying therapies, from in prisons to deal with aggression to nursing homes to deal with isolation, or, as I have found most handy, to help with depression, the unconditional love of an animal can be a wonderfully soothing thing. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a fluffy animal this Christmas: